Let us not be fooled by the latest antics of Madeenah.com as even a child can see through the latest feeble attempt to discredit our brothers at Salafi Publications.
The person on the Sunnah should remember what Shaykh Muhammed Ibn Haadee (may Allah preserve him) said about those involved with Madeenah.com and he is well acquainted with their games and deception,
|Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Haadee said: |
"I say, those whom the questioner has asked about, I know about them, I also know their problem, and to the well-informed (i.e. myself) have you come upon. And our brothers from al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah in Birmingham, I know them fully (completely).
I know them for more than 13 or 14 years, no, around 15 years (in fact). And I know them, and I know the soundness of their way, and their methodology which they are upon. And those whom you have mentioned (Madeenah.com), I know, some of them used to be with us (i.e. present with us) in al-Madinah, and in this topic [i.e. of da'wah to Allaah and refuting opposers], they amount to nothing when compared to our brothers at the Maktabah Salafiyyah.
For our brothers in al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah in Birmingham there is [in their da'wah] truthful striving and good, benificent deeds and many blessed and thanked for affairs, in disseminating the true, sound, Salafi Da'wah to people in all areas of the West, [all of] which is to be thanked for, and which is to be mentioned about them in goodness, for may Allaah reward them with goodness, and specifically the brothers, Abdul-Wahid Abu Khadeejah, and Dawud Burbank, and likewise the brother Bilal Abu Hakeem, and besides them from the Salafi brothers who are with them, co-operating with them in al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah, from those whose names I have forgotten right now.
As for those whom you have mentioned, then they have erred with the extremity of error. And I mentioned this to some of them when they were here, and I have given direction to some of them, and I explained to them in that regard, however, they refused that they should accept. So the likes of those, if they do not return (from their way), then it is not desirable for them to be put in front of the people (to teach, give lectures).
As for al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah and their speech regarding men, and their criticism of people in the West, then I do not know from them except goodness regarding this aspect. Rather, they ask us about everyone they know over there. So those about whom we know, we answer, and those whom we do not know, we ask them for documented [evidence] from him, from his speech (voice), which is translated when it is not in the Arabic language, or from his writings, which is translated when it is not in the Arabic language, and when it is in the Arabic language, they bring it to us with his (recorded) voice, and so on like this. And we pass judgement, and give verdict upon what we hear. And the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), "I am just a man, I pass judgement based upon what I hear" or as he (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said.
The point here is that those who accuse the brothers with harshness (tashaddud) and exaggeration (ghuluww), and extremism (tatarruf), then they are in reality, erroneous. And some of them, and I say this with all truthfulness, are liars, transgressors. So we ask Allaah, the Sublime and Exalted, for guidance for the one who erred (amongst them), and we ask Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, for guidance for the one who lied and transgressed, and that He returns him to the way of truth and correctness, and if not, then may Allaah relieve us and relieve the Muslims of his evil, indeed He is Jawaad, Kareem.
As for what relates to criticising men in the West or the East, then criticism is a legislative methodology, by way of it is the Sunnah protected, and by way of it is the religion preserved, and by way it is the aqidah protected, and by it are Ahl us-Sunnah distinguished from the Ahl ul-Bid'ah, and thus Ahl us-Sunnah are given preponderance and their way is followed, and Ahl ul-Bid'ah are warned against and they are not sought, their way is warned against. And whoever rejects this, then he is an opposer of what the Righteous Salaf were upon in this topic. And these books of the Salaf are present. And criticism is a legislative methodology and criticism of men, factions and groups is from giving of advice for the sake of religion of Allaah, the Blessed and Exalted. Thus, it is vital to explain (in the likes of this topic), for this is from the giving of advice to the people so that they are not misguided in this subject, and it is dealt with appropriately in the various places (i.e. works, books), the Scholars of the Sunnah and Hadeeth have explained it, and the Imaams of Hadeeth they are the Imaams of this matter, even if the people defy this, and even if some of the people refuse this now, and begin to renounce (this matter), for the Imaams of Hadeeth, they are the Scholars of this discipline, they are the knights of this field, and the people return to them and they (constitute) that which is depended upon in (terms of) speech (in this subject).
And this position of yours is a correct position. So if they [Madeenah.Com and associates] do not return (to what is correct) and do not repent, then they are not to be put in front of the people, nor are they to be co-operated with, rather they are to be warned against, I say, in addition to that, they are warned against so that the people can beware of them, because if the people do not beware of them, they will fall into their snare, and go astray as a result of them. We ask Allaah for pardon and safety, and all praise is due to the Lord of the Worlds."
Is the behaviour of those associated with Madeenah.com considered to be an example of refuting the one in opposition to the truth? Shaykh Ubaid Al-Jaabiree who again is familiar with the trickery of some of these individuals said,
|Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree said: |
"And we know in these days what has afflicted Maktabah Salafiyyah in Birmingham, from a people who ascribe to the Sunnah. And these (people), I don't know what has carried them to (make) this audacious attack. And we, all praise is due to Allah, know the Maktabah for years, and that which we advise everyone who is affiliated with the Maktabah, regardless of whether it is someone who is part of it, or one who listens to its lessons (that are organised by it), or who is close by it, that they don't pay any attention to this audacious attack.
This is because, the Maktabah, and all praise is due to Allaah, Allaah has paved the way for it in the last few years, from the people of knowledge and excellence who have become tied with it and who have acknowledged [and partaken in] its striving in calling to Allaah, the Sublime and Exalted.
And I emphasize that you do not pay attention to this hateful, large-scale attack, from some of those who ascribe to the Sunnah. And we know them to be students from the Islamic University (of Madeenah). And we know others, but we do not like to name anyone.
Let us not forget the principle the one who knows is a proof against the one who does not; and these scholars have witnessed the activities of those involved with this website.
Again I ask the question: is this considered to be an example of refuting the one in opposition to the truth?
Shaykh Ahmad Subay'ee who advised some of those involved with madeenah.com said,
|"All praise be to Allaah and peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allaah sallaahu alaihi wa salaam and his family. And to proceed: |
The blessings of Allaah Azza wa Jal, upon me are many and countless. and from the greatest of blessings from Allaah Azza wa Jal upon me is that Allaah has provided us with the Noble Advising Mashaykh, and our true knowledgeable brothers and we do not cease to benefit from them and all praise is to Allaah..
And from those true knowledgeable brothers are our brothers at Maktaba Salafiyyah in Birmingham like [honorific title removed] Abdul-Waahid better known as Abu Khadeejah (Hafidahhullaahu ta'ala) and the brothers there. So these brothers and rather all of Ahlil 'ilm make mistakes, but the mistakes of Ahlus Sunnah and Ahlul 'ilm differ from the mistakes of Ahlul bida', both fundamentally and generally. Just as the way in dealing with these differences, differs also.
So the mistake of the Scholar or student is refuted in masaa'ilul-'Ilm, i.e the knowledge based issues, but he is not attacked or warned against or treated severely in the way the people of innovation and desires are treated. And upon this the people of knowledge have proceeded.
So that which has come from me in speech, that anyone who attributes himself to 'ilm, could err, and it is legislated that he is refuted.
Then there is no proof for some of the students, may Allaah the Mighty and Majestic guide them, to attack and expose and be rude in regards to their brothers (at al-Maktabatus-Salafiyyah).
And I ask Allaah tabaraka wa taa'la with his beautiful names and lofty attributes that He unites the hearts upon the truth and unites those ascribing to the sunnah to be upon one word and Allaah is the granter of success."
I could respond to their article but a flimsy attempt like that does not deserve a lengthy response.
No doubt our brothers can err and whoever notices an error from Salafi Publications or anyone else should address it in the legislated fashion. However, anyone with two eyes can see that madeenah.com are very selective with what they claim is Ar-Radd 'Ala al-Mukhaalif (refuting the opposer).
Inviduals from that website have spoken with speakers like Murtaza Khan. Where is Ar-Radd 'Ala al-Mukhaalif?
They have spoken with Abu Usamah Adh-Dhahabee. Where is Ar-Radd 'Ala al-Mukhaalif?
They have spoken with organisations known for their allegiance to Al-Ma'ribee. Where is Ar-Radd 'Ala al-Mukhaalif?
What about the mistakes of Shadeed Muhammad. Where is Ar-Radd 'Ala al-Mukhaalif?
The list could go on and on...
Either they believe these organisations or individuals have no errors or they deliberately ignore them and the sweeter of the two possibilities is bitter.
So the conclusion is that madeenah.com has an agenda, as Shadeed Muhammad openly admitted himself in writing for the world to see, and this is to discredit our brothers at Salafi Publications and other Salafi brothers around the world.
|"I realized while being in the Islamic University that a lot of students, including myself, have a limited scope on the da'wah in the West and tend to look at things from one angle, naturally so, due to the fact that they lack experience, no matter how much they think they may know. Upon graduating from the Islamic University and returning to America, I realized that the demands of the da'wah are far more than what I anticipated. It really requires for one to be mature and have an open mind about things and people. |
I started to see that the position(s) I held about people were really not warranted. I was aware of the personal incongruous attacks made against the brothers at Salafi Publications and their efforts in the da'wah. Those articles that were posted tarnished the honor of our brothers and even some of the scholars requested for those articles to be removed from the site.
Without any consideration for the da'wah as a whole in the West, this opportunity paved the way for a launch of attacks and discredits directed towards the brothers at Salafi Publications from various websites, ultimately damaging the way that people viewed them as well as the da'wah of Salafiyah. This clarification was per the advice of our Sheikh, Muhammad Ibn Hadi Al Madkhali (Hafithahullah) in an attempt to bring about reconciliation between the brothers.
Shadeed Muhammad, before he politically aligned himself again with madeenah.com to escape owning up to his mistakes and errors, describes the attacks against the honours and efforts of our Salafi brothers at Salafi Publications. This was his testification and clarification. So either he is a LIAR or he is TRUTHFUL and even a liar can tell the truth on occasions.
In this instance we know that he is truthful because his testimony is 1. Supported by some of the above mentioned scholars. 2. Proven by their activities.
It is not just SP, and anyone who thinks that is naive. Why is it we find brothers like Dawood Adeeb named on their website, who is one of the oldest brothers involved in the Da'wah, but no mention of Abu Muslimah, Ali Tameemi, Abu Usamah, Bilal Philips...
May Allah guide the brothers at madeenah.com and allow them to see the harm they have done to the Da'wah.